I slipped up to my desk just before 9am, relatively unnoticed, with all the dignity I could muster and clutching a sausage sandwich. Adventure is the perfect antidote to the desk.
I did it! Those of you who follow me on social media may have seen that my attempt of the Lyke Wake Walk on 14th July was a success. The challenge is to complete the 40-mile crossing of the North York Moors in under 24 hours: I managed it in 17.5. Pretty chuffed with … Continue reading #GetOutside: Finishing The Lyke Wake Walk
I had been standing on the edge of the lake for ten minutes. If I didn’t get in soon, it was going to be too dark. I knew I’d regret not going in. I was frustrated with myself. I pushed my sweaty hair away from my face and balled my fists. I was going to do this.
I was always told never to agree to meet anyone I met online, but this was different.
I saw the window in a photograph. A small pane of glass, surrounded by stone, looking down to a valley which cupped a silver lake. A river snaked from the hills, falling from the side of the slate bothy which held the window. Hills rose beyond the lake, blocking out the landscape beyond. The week … Continue reading #BothyBagging – Warnscale Head
After extracting myself from my soaking waterproofs and boots, and spreading my waterproof trousers out along the sill and weighing them down with a rock, I peered out of the misted window. Clouds rolled through the lonely valley and the grass glistened in the rain.
I found an epic walk online. Trail Magazine recommended YHA Black Sail as its #RoomWithAView back in February, and this weekend in July was the only one I was able to get a bed for. If I was going to drive all the way to the Lake District for a weekend, I was going to … Continue reading #RoomWithAView – YHA Black Sail